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Tracking Poll: President Obama's Approval Sits At 45 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 July 2014 10:01

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's job approval rating continues to hover in the mid-40s. The latest tracking poll of likely voters conducted by Rasmussen shows 45 percent approve of the the president's job performance. More than half -- 53 percent -- disapprove.

The latest figures include 21 percent who say they "strongly approve" and 41 percent who tell pollsters they "strongly disapprove."
The president's continuing troubles produce a serious question for North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election campaign. As the fall campaign season looms, Hagan will be forced to choose whether to ask the president to campaign for her in person in a state that voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. 
Some political watchers believe she will capitalize on the president's popularlity with the Democratic Party's wealthy donors by relying on him for fundraising support behind the scenes.
Hagan faces Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh in November. 
Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 10:02
Senate Debate Watch: Hagan Wants 3, Tillis Wants At Least 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 17:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The debate over debates in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race is heating up. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's campaign says the senator has agreed to be part of three debates. Republican Thom Tillis, however, says that's not good enough.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Hagan will be part of a Leaague of Women Voters/WECT-TV debate and two sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation.
Tillis has agreed to those but wants more, at one point saying he's like at least 10.
Libertarian Sean Haugh is also on the Senate ballot. No word yet on whether Haugh will be included in debates. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 17:09
GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis To Speak At Opening Of Republican Party Office In Cornelius PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thom Tillis will be among the speakers this Saturday in Cornelius when the North Carolina Republican Party open an office in Cornelius.

Tillis, N.C. House Speaker, is running against Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
The opening will also feature remarks from Party Chairman Claude Pope and Mecklenburg Country Republican Party Chairman Brad Overcash.
The event begins at 12 Noon at 19520 W. Catawba Avenue, Suite 112.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:29
6th District Republican Primary Runoff Fundraising Numbers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Federal Election Commission reports show that the Phil Berger, Jr., one of the two Republicans vying for the party's nomination for the 6th District seat in Congress, has raised more money overall than his opponent, Mark Walker.

The Greensboro News & Record reports that FEC data shows Berger has raised $461,756 and Walker has raised $315,059.
Political action committees -- PACs -- and other groups accounted for just more than $125,000 of Berger's money haul. Walker's PAC money totalled just $400, the newspaper reported.
Early voting is underway in the primary runoff and runs through Saturday. Election Day is Tuesday, July 15.
Berger won the May primary but did not reach the 40 percent threshhold to take the nomination outright. Walker came in second in a very crowded field.
The runoff winner will face Democrat Laura Fjeld in the fall. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:04

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